The Prime Directive

As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Starfleet personnel may interfere with the normal and healthy development of alien life and culture. Such interference includes introducing superior knowledge, strength, or technology to a world whose society is incapable of handling such advantages wisely. Starfleet personnel may not violate this Prime Directive, even to save their lives and/or their ship, unless they are acting to right an earlier violation or an accidental contamination of said culture. This directive takes precedence over any and all other considerations, and carries with it the highest moral obligation.


Most eloquent definition of the Prime Directive I've found yet.

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 Lonely Minds in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Genta , Giancarlo (2007-06-15), Lonely Minds in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Springer, Retrieved on 2011-03-06
Folksonomies: science extraterrestrials intelligence


02 JUN 2011

 The Scientist's Oath

Variations on a Hippocratic Oath for scientists.
Folksonomies: ethics oath
Folksonomies: ethics oath